Watergate revisited: Hougan’s ‘Secret Agenda’

Watergate revisited: Hougan’s ‘Secret Agenda’ Introduction No apologies for returning to Jim Hougan’s Secret Agenda. As Steve Dorril said in Lobster 8, this is a major event. This essay is in two parts. In the first I make some critical remarks about Secret Agenda’s central theses; In the second I speculate about other items on […]

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Watergate Exposed How the President of the United States and the Watergate Burglars Were Set Up as told to Douglas Caddy, original attorney for the Watergate Seven by Robert Merrit

[PDF file]: Watergate Exposed How the President of the United States and the Watergate Burglars Were Set Up as told to Douglas Caddy, original attorney for the Watergate Seven Robert Merrit Walterville (OR): TrineDay, 2011, 240 pages, index; p/b, (US) $19.95 www.TrineDay.net This is a very interesting bad book with a misleading title. It’s bad because little […]

Secret Agenda: Watergate, Deep Throat and the CIA

Secret Agenda: Watergate, Deep Throat and the CIA Jim Hougan (Random House, US 1984) Those who read Hougan’s last book Spooks will know that the arrival or a new one is something of an event. As expected, his latest has so many trails to follow, intriguing little titbits to ponder that one read is […]

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Jim Hougan’s Watergate theory tested in court

[…] America: one of the major items of American parapolitics got aired in court. In the years following the events which led to Nixon’s resignation, there were many Watergate books, not least those written by the participants in the drama – Dean, Haldeman, Colson, Ehrlichman and Nixon himself. They all offered up variations on the […]

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Mark Felt, Jason Blair and ‘Misty Beethoven’

[…] along comes Mr. Felt. Who is applauded, but not much examined. Who is he, other than a G-man? Well, he’s the fellow who was outraged by the Watergate break-in, which (we’re told) was about Nixon’s evil spooks breaking into, and bugging, the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate. (Never mind that the only bugging […]

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Assassins, Narcotics and Watergate

[…] of Pigs veteran Jorge Alonson Pujol y Bermudez, was eventually released and placed on probation. (31) (c) Of the nine Cubans who came to Washington for the Watergate break-in of June 1972, at least four, and possibly all nine, had been members of the Sangenis counter intelligence phase of ‘Operation 40’. Bernard Barker testified […]

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Secrecy and Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq

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[…] the serious investigative journalist’s care with sources and that simple, transparent style which lets the reporting speak for itself. This is a survey of Republican politics since Watergate, a set of essays on the big (para)political events of the last 30 years which show that since Nixon () the Republican Party has been the […]

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From ‘Political’ to ‘Human’: the Lessons of Watergate and Vietnam

[…] to influence or change it, we may speak of their civic, public or human concern, in distinction to a narrowly political one. The debates over Vietnam and Watergate were, of course, only significant because the national establishment was divided, even stalemated, over both these issues. But both issues served to disillusion large elements of […]

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DEA, Crime and the Press Today

[…] Anastasio Somoza, the patron of Torrijos’ current enemy Orlando Bosch. According to an FBI report on Frank Sturgis in 1972, when Hunt recruited him and Barker for Watergate “sources in Miami say that he is now associated with organised crime activities”. (emphasis added) (56) When this FBI claim was made part of the highly […]

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After Watergate: the Chilean-Cuban Exile Alliance

[…] who, years before, had arranged for the Bay of Pigs; who had used Artime, the alleged would-be assassin of Castro and Torrijos, to launder the White House Watergate defence money; and whose close friend, Bebe Rebozo, was directly involved with Cuban exiles prominent in both the efforts to reoccupy Cuba and the international narcotics […]

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